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MEDICAL IMPROVEMENT NOT EXPECTED (MINE) LIST

ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

This is a list of conditions the SSA considers permanently disabling. See 0010.18.05 (Verifying Disability/Incapacity - Cash), 0010.18.06 (Verifying Disability/Incapacity - SNAP), 0012.15 (Incapacity and Disability Determinations).

The reference codes are for SSA pamphlet "Disability Evaluation Under Social Security" which has more detailed information.

1.

Arthritis of 1 major joint in each upper extremity (1.04).

2.

Disorders of the spine (arthritis manifested by ankylosis or fixation at 30 degrees or more) (1.05A).

3.

Amputation or permanent loss of use of two limbs (1.09).

4.

Amputation of leg at hip (1.10A).

5.

Amputation of leg or foot because of diabetes or peripheral vascular disease (1.10B).

6.

Statutory blindness unless due to cataracts or detached retina (markedly reduced ability to see, not correctable by surgery, glasses, or other treatment) (2.02, 2.03A/B).

7.

Loss of visual efficiency (visual efficiency of better eye after best correction is 20% or less) (2.03C, 2.04).

8.

Hearing loss not restorable by a hearing aid (2.08A/B).

9.

Chronic obstructive airway disease (3.02).

10.

Ischemic heart disease with chest pain of cardiac origin (4.04A/B).

11.

Arteriosclerosis obliterans or thromboangiitis (4.13).

12.

Chronic liver disease with esophageal varices resulting in massive hemorrhage or requiring shunt operation (5.05A/B).

13.

Impaired renal function due to chronic progressive disease, incurable kidney disease resulting in severely reduced function which may require dialysis or transplant (6.02).

14.

Diabetes mellitus with manifestation as required in section (9.08).

15.

Central nervous system vascular accident, with manifestations as required in section (11.04).

16.

Parkinsonian syndrome, with disturbance of movement, gait, or station as required in section (11.06).

17.

Cerebral palsy, with manifestations as required in section (11.07).

18.

Spinal cord or nerve root lesion resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia (11.08).

19

Multiple sclerosis (11.09).

20.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (11.10).

21.

Anterior poliomyelitis, with interference in swallowing, breathing, speech, or motor function as described in (11.11).

22.

Muscular dystrophy (11.13).

23.

Degenerative disease, such as Huntington's Chorea, Friedreich's Ataxia, and spinocerebellar degeneration as required in section (11.17).

24.

Chronic brain syndrome (organic brain syndrome) with manifestations as required in section (12.02).

25.

Functional psychotic disorders if institutionalized in a licensed mental hospital for the past 12 months without releases that would indicate improvement (12.03).

26.

Functional non-psychotic disorders if institutionalized in a licensed mental hospital for the past 12 months without releases that would indicate improvement (12.04).

27.

Severe developmental disabilities, with manifestations as required in section (12.05A, 12.05B, 12.05C).

28.

Age 55 and over with a condition meeting requirements in 1 of these sections:

1.03A

Arthritis of major weight bearing joint.

2.09

Organic loss of speech.

3.04

Diffuse pulmonary fibrosis.

4.04

C/D Ischemic heart disease.

3.05

Other restrictive ventilatory disorders.

4.12

Chronic venous insufficiency.

10.05

Scleroderma or progressive system sclerosis.

11.15

Tabes dorsalis.

11.16

Subacute combined cord degeneration.

11.19

Syringomyelia.

29.

Age 55 and over with amputation of a limb.

30.

Age 55 and over with two substantiated myocardial infarctions.



MFIP, DWP:

No provisions.


SNAP:

Follow general provisions.


MSA:

People with documentation of any of these conditions will have a very high probability of being certified disabled by the SMRT and/or by Social Security.


GA:

Follow general provisions for undocumented and non-immigrant people who are blind or disabled.


GRH:

Follow MSA for aged, blind, and disabled participants. Follow GA for all other adults.

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